Jun
26
2012

visit the new Disney California Adventure - Cars Land! part 2

here's more picture of Cars land, this is Part 2!

 

isn't this funny? the orange cones are bigger than the humans

so many things to buy, if you're there on the grand opening day, they have limited edition items which is going to go up in value in the future. I thought if I go in June, I can still get some, but I was wrong, I only get the post card, I read on LA times that there's this girl who spends over $1,000 and she said she brought everything that's related to Cars land and probably will spend about $5,000 that day.

 

can you see the mountain in the background, can you guess what shape it looks like? it's the back seat of the cadillac car.

 

 

this is one of the last limited edition item from the grandopening, it's a tshirt of the red car with the grand opening date and it's annual pass holder exclusive.

Jun
26
2012

visit the new Disney California Adventure - Cars Land! part 1

As you know, I have the Disneyland annual pass and recently I just upgraded to premium annual pass, if you want to learn more visit my earlier blog about Disneyland. Now, I want to tell you the new Cars Land at California Adventure I just visited yesterday. I can't wait to share my pictures with you. It cost Disney 1.1 billion to built and it takes years and finally it's hear, you can read about it in last week's LA times. The new additions are Buena Vista Street and Cars land, most of the other parts in CA adventure are still the same. And today I want to talk about the new Cars Land. CA adventure is design to make you experience different parts of California in one place. It has route 66, which is the signature road acoss Ca, there's a lot of pretty scenery and classic restaurant along the way. Buena Vista St is design to look like the earlier years of California life style. and there's Hollywood Land which is one of the most important place you must visit when you're in LA, Hollywood, the land of movies and dreams. those are the 3 parts I visited yesterday, it's way too hot to walk to other parts and I'll talk about it later.

 

Cars land is design from the popular cartoon "Cars" and I even have the red car wallet. I thought it would be bigger but I guess in CA land is like gold, there's not too much land to build more stuff so they only have 3 rides and few restaurants. the stores are way too small and there's not enough trees. I don't know if they havn't got time to plant trees or they want people to feel the hot California sun. Afterall, that's what Ca famous for, it's the sun, the beach, the movie stars. Not enough shades outside the restaurant for customer to sit and it's not fun to walk under the sun. and I can't image those people waited in line under the sun to get on the ride for almost 1-2 hours. So I skip the ride yesterday and I'm gonna wait for cooler times and after school started to not have to wait in line too long.

The details are awesome and great, obviously, this has been put a lot of thought in it, and they must did a lot of research. Everywhere makes you feel like you're back in time and walk on route 66. The main attraction is the Radiator Springs Racers, it is one of the most important place in the cartoon "Cars" and here it's an awesome ride. I read on the LA times that every time you take this ride, it'll take you to different route and you will see different landscapes. Neat, isn't it? Maybe next time I'll get a fast pass to get on the ride faster. the fastpass area is next to It's tough to be a Bug.

so a few advice for Disneyland, please plant more trees or put more those giant umbrellas, people are getting too hot to stay in Ca adventure. maybe put some of those mist spraying thing like Universal Studio and shades for people that's waiting in line. one of the nice thing being a premium pass holder is that everything is either 15% on food(except some snack area) and 20% on merchandise. I saved about $20-25 just in one visit and I only stayed half day. and you get to go in to both parks 365 days and it included parking. it's a very big deal to have free parking because parking is expensive.

 

want to get some gift cards? the min. purchase on gift card is $5, I collect gift cards so I buy gift cards at different store.

it's really funny to look at these cones, the orange cones that we often saw on the road when the crew is working on the road. so they built large size of cones for snack and every single cones sells different snacks. so you have to run from this cone to the next cone to get what you want to eat.

I just happened to saw this guy parading down the street so I took my camera, "Snap, Snap".

Jun
17
2012

Quick tips on Saving Time and Money

I have some tips on saving time and money to share with you. Over the years as I live on this planet earth, I observed, lived, made mistakes and discover many things. I have found some tips in everyday life.

1. while waiting for your computer/cell phone/TV to turn on, you can walk away to do something else instead of just standing there waiting, you can do the same thing while microwave your food too.

2. do not drink water from yesterday, always get new water, and it's not good to use those plastic water bottle too many times too. cuz when you drink it with your mouth, it creates bacteria, when you leave it under the sun in the car, it creates bacteria, so only use it couple times and then recycle them. and if you have left over water from yesterday, don't just dump them out, use them to clean the sink or shower walls or even water the plants

3. turn off water while you're brushing your teeth

4. it's great to recycle but we don't want to walk out to the yard or garage to dump the recycle trash every single time we have something, so instead gather the paper/plastic bag you get from shopping and leave it at a corner of somewhere in your house, when you have newspaper, water bottle, soda cans or anything to recycle, just dump it there, and then when it's full, take it out; this way not only you save time and when you see the recycle bag at home, you will find more recycle things.

 

Jun
3
2012

Junk Food Paradise, Sweet and high calories

Who doesn't love junk food, do you know anybody who doesn't love junk food? weather it's salty or sweet or fried or fast food, everybody wants a little junk food sometimes. why do they call it "Junk food" because it's pack with lots of salt or sugar and super high calories and it's bad for your heart and blood pressure. Isn't it sad that i'ts bad for us but it's also so delicious? you just can't stop eating it cuz it's yummy yummy yummy. it makes your mouth and tummy satisfy, it makes you feel happy that you're a human being cuz animals can't eat like this.

 

Love Love Love junk food and sweets and ice cream. Who doesn't? they're so special, it's like giving your tongue a massage, it's like giving your brain a day off, when you eat those junk food, it just makes all the problems go away. More More More! I want more junk food.

 

Jun
3
2012

This is LA? really? Where is this place?

There's so many places in LA that I have never been, in fact many people might not even know this is LA and this existed. I have taken some picture that you might not recognize and you might be shocked to find out "This is LA?"

So maybe next time you can take your blackberry or Iphone or some other phone to take pix as you walk along some place that doesn't look like LA.

 

Does any of these places look familiar to you?

 

Jun
3
2012

The Art of Arguing

I was just watching Bravo's reality show "Real Housewives of New York", they were going on vacation but 90% of the time, they were just arguing. They are suppose to relax and have a good time on vacation enjoying food and spa and beautiful environment. But really 90% of the time they were just arguing so I was wondering if people really just love to arguing to it's just a big misunderstanding.

People likes to stand up for themselves and have more opinion than the ancient times. In the ancient times, it's not easy to express your opinion, especially women and lower class. Nowdays, people can express what they think, what they feel, what they fear or what they sense. maybe too much expressing freedom cause too much arguing. Everybody was brought up in different family, parents, teachers and friends so everybody has different opinion on things. you can not find another person that thinks and act like you 100%, not your parents, not your children and not your friends and your spouse. so what do you do? Each side needs to talk about what they want and either they meet in the middle or walk away from the matter. but sometimes there's misunderstanding due to the way people communicate. sometimes when this person says something, he/she means this, but sometimes when another person says the same thing, he/she means another way. Friends and family argue the most even thought they spend more times than strangers, even thought they communicate in the past, even though they might share the same blood line. the closer you are to somebody the more you tend to argue.

I think maybe most people argue due to misunderstandin but they just keep on arguing even thought they know they are wrong, because their ego is standing in the way to make them fight more. each side wants to prove that they are right, who wants to show their weakness and they are wrong, right? so arguing starts with misunderstanding, follow by a boost of ego and ended with a big explosion that both sides are hurting. But some people just love to argue because it make people feels like they are strong and they meant something. it is very weird, but it is true. arguing to prove your point is like protecting your baby, but in this case, the baby is your point, your opinion. you want to show the world what you think about this matter and when someone else come in to prove you wrong, you want to fight back and tell them why they are the wrong one and you are the right one. We as human beings may never ever ends fighting and arguing.

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Los angeles is great.  It has very diverse community and I love shopping, eating out and visiting new places.

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